Chef Zissie’s words of advice for making the most out of these difficult times, and having a calm and enjoyable Pesach. Click here to read more!

If you follow these few simple steps and these recipes, your Pesach will not be overwhelming, nor will you feel like you don’t have what to eat or that you ate too much and your stomach hurts from too much Matzoh! Pesach is a really holy and beautiful holiday and if you are organized and get your whole household on board in an exciting way, you will feel the beauty of the holiday without the stress.  

Two weeks before Pesach:

You should buy: all oils, vinegar, honey, silan, sugar, beverages, coffee, tea, dried fruit, nuts, spices, canned goods, plastic and paper goods, tins, sponges, tinfoil, plastic wrap, parchment paper, covering material and any other dried ingredients you can possibly need for the entire Pesach.

Clean out your entire freezer and make room for Pesach fresh meat, fresh chicken, fresh fish and frozen fruit.

You should buy meat, chicken and fish (all fresh if possible) for all of Pesach and put it right in your freezer.
 
 You should get your car cleaned so you don’t have to wait in that dreadful last minute line.

 

The week before Pesach:

You should buy all onions, sweet potatoes, potatoes, apples, oranges and any other items that will last until Pesach is over.

You should be cooking all things you want to get rid of.

If you have a home where all rooms potentially have Chametz, take 1 room a day to clean and then put yellow police tape or something else amazingly loud so everyone knows no chametz allowed.

Try having your home clean and kashered at least 2-3 days before Pesach. This way you can start cooking in advance, have everything set up and go into Pesach feeling calm, cool and collected like a pro.   If you follow my recipes, you will see how easy it is to make meals without chametz even before Passover.

Buy yourself something new to wear as a gift for being so organized and calm.

 

4-5 days before Pesach (Thursday April 2):

Buy all fresh ingredients for the Shabbos before Pesach, the seders, and Chol Hamoed (Ideally do it online and have it delivered).

 

3-4 days before Pesach (Sunday April 5):

Have your home kashered for Pesach. Make recipes from this list.  No need to eat much Chametz now – just keep some for Bedikat and Biur Chametz!

 

Chol Hamoed (Friday/Sunday – Tuesday):

Do your final fresh shopping trip that will last you until Pesach is over.  (Ideally do it online and have it delivered).

 

Pesach equipment checklist:

I promise you it is worth it to have new knives, or have your existing ones (if they can be kashered) sharpened just for Pesach, they will save you so much time in the kitchen and will make your whole cooking experience easier and less overwhelming.  

  • 3 new and sharp chef knives
  • 3 wooden cutting boards
  • serrated tomato knives
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • strainer
  • zester
  • can opener
  • a quality food processor (with grater)
  • peeler
  • pots
  • pans
  • sheet pans
  • grill pan
  • wooden spoons
  • spatulas
  • metal tongs
  • ladles
  • mixing bowls
  • blender (optional)
  • salad turner (optional)

Click below to view your Pesach menus:

Wednesday April 8 2020, First  Seder Night

Sundried tomato basil tilapia

Date braised chicken

Kale salad

Leek salad

Pesto potatoes

Pineapple braised roast

Thursday April 9 2020, First Day Chag Lunch

Citrus lokus fish

Vegan gluten free potato kugel

Moroccan beef stew

Roasted garlic salad

Grilled zucchini chicken salad

Thursday April 9 2020, Second Seder Night (outside of Israel)

Pineapple red mullet fish

Orange leek whole roasted chicken

Tangerine sweet potato mash

Spaghetti squash with citrus meat sauce

White mushroom citrus salad

Black quinoa salad

Friday April 10 2020, Second Day Chag Lunch (outside of Israel)

Sweet potato tuna burgers

Yellow pear tomato salad

Beet carpaccio

Crustless roasted pepper quiches

Enlarged Israeli salad

 

Sunday April 12 2020, Chol Hamoed Dinner

Fish n Chips

Tangerine salad

Rocket salad

Monday April 13 2020, Chol Hamoed BBQ! Inside or outside…

Wine chicken skewers

Hasselback potatoes

Rainbow coleslaw

Sweet and spicy chicken wings

Honey thyme antipasti

Avocado and steak strips

Tuesday April 14 2020, Chol Hamoed Dinner

Endive apple salad with charred salmon

Caprese salad

Quinoa pizza bites

Cheese plate

Avocado lemon salad

Tuesday April 14 2020, Chag Night 1

Orange ginger grey mullet fish

Steak with mint pomegranate sauce

Grilled chicken with sauted spinach

Lettuce with beets, zucchinis, oranges, grapefruits, pistachios and grilled chicken

Sundried tomato salad

Roasted cauliflower yellow ‘rice’

Wednesday April 15 2020, Chag Lunch 1

Denise with roasted tomato sauce

Sweet potato citrus salad

Roasted Persimmon mint chicken

Chicken and beef burgers

Jerusalem artichoke and butternut squash fries

Wednesday April 15 2020, Chag Night 2 (outside of Israel)

Salmon with spicy peach jam

Pear salad

Persimmon chicken

Smokey mango osso buco

Mushroom fries

Thursday April 16 2020, Chag Lunch 2 (outside of Israel)

Melt in your mouth rosemary brisket

Vegan gluten free potato kugel

Ultimate cucumber salad

Sweet potato citrus salad

Breakfast Ideas

Golden warmed milk

Scallion egg cups

Shakshuka

Spinach Shakshuka

Homemade Lox Gravlox

Crustless roasted pepper quiches

Chia seed pomegranate pudding

Snack Ideas

Mango popsicles

Mango shake

Sangria

Zucchini pizzas

Strawberry milkshake

Kale chips

1 minute cheese plate

Egg wraps

Sweet potato tuna burgers

Scallion egg cups

Cherry jam

Make Your Shopping List

Need help creating your shopping list? Click here to view instructions.
  • The recipe quantities are for 4 people - to change this, click on each recipe below and edit the servings.
  • To create your personal shopping list for the week, click on the 'Generate Shopping List' button, choose metric or imperial measurements and then view your list.
  • You can easily adjust, add or delete the name or quantity of any item or group of item.
  • Once you've finished, you can print the list or save it (make sure you allow pop-ups) giving you an easy to use link you can use on your mobile when you go shopping!

Please note: When it lists water as an ingredient to buy, please feel free to delete it and use your own water from home!

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Monday
Day 3
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Tuesday
Day 4
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Wednesday
Day 5
Dinner
Sundried tomato basil tilapia (4)
Date braised chicken (4)
Kale salad (4)
Leek salad (4)
Pesto potatoes (4)
Pineapple braised roast (4)
Pineapple red mullet fish (4)
Orange leek whole roasted chicken (4)
Tangerine sweet potato mash (4)
Spaghetti squash with citrus meat sauce (4)
White mushroom citrus salad (4)
Black quinoa salad (4)
Fish n Chips (4)
Tangerine salad (4)
Rocket salad (4)
Wine chicken skewers (4)
Hasselback potatoes (4)
Rainbow coleslaw (4)
Sweet and spicy chicken wings (4)
Honey thyme antipasti (4)
Avocado and steak strips (4)
Endive apple salad with charred salmon (4)
Caprese salad (4)
Quinoa pizza bites (4)
Cheese plate (4)
Avocado lemon salad (4)
Lunch
Citrus bass fish (4)
Vegan gluten free potato kugel (4)
Moroccan beef stew (4)
Roasted garlic salad (4)
Grilled zucchini chicken salad (4)
Sweet potato tuna burgers (4)
Yellow pear tomato salad (4)
Beet carpaccio (4)
Crustless roasted pepper quiches (4)
Enlarged Israeli salad (4)
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